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John Butler Trio Live at Somerville Theatre on 2005-10-02

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John Butler Trio Live at Somerville Theatre on 2005-10-02

Topics Live concert

Bound To Ramble
Treat Yo Mama
Company Sin
What You Want
Old Man
No Woman, No Cry*
Peaches & Cream
Something's Gotta Give
E: Damned To Hell
Funky Tonight

Collection JohnButlerTrio
Band/Artist John Butler Trio
Venue Somerville Theatre
Location Somerville, MA

Source Elation KM201's (XY)>Lunatec V2>Graham-Patten ADC-20>Sony D8
Lineage Tascam DA-20>Egosys U2A>Sound Studio 2.1.1b3>AIFF>xACT 1.5b1
Taped by Dave Mallick
Transferred by Dave Mallick


* John solo with Tristan Prettyman on vocals and acoustic guitar

John Butler: lead vocals, banjo, acoustic guitars, lap steel
Michael Barker: drums, percussion
Shannon Birchall: double bass, electric bass, backing vocals

John played solo on d1t08; on d2t01 the band rejoins him at the end. d2t06 is also John solo.

Entry door is right behind taping position; it can be heard closing during some quieter parts.


Reviewer: Seekerr - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2006
Subject: good but over-rated
Atmosphere is great, and JBT are playing great, but this is a fairly muddy recording to my ears. Could be the venue, whatever, but your download time isn't as well spent here as 10 positive reviews suggests.
Reviewer: beny420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2006
Subject: Holy S**T
I haven't really Listened to much JBT before but I will now, sound quality is good, show rocks,
OCEAN IS AMAZING, thats some damn fine guitar playing.
Reviewer: Tyler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2006
Subject: A great show!
An amazing sounding recording ... This sounds like a million bucks. when the audience sings / claps along you can hear it perfect proportionally. Tristan Prettyman, who has a large section of live shows already on the archive, opened the show as well as a lot of the U.S. JBT shows in 2005, including the May / June 2005 tour and then the Oct 2005 tour. This was the last show she did with JBT and this was the one (or one of the only times) the two of them performed "No Woman No Cry" during JBT's set. It sounds like an amazing duet. You can download Tristan's set from this evening by clicking here. "Ocean" is an amazing 12 minute solo performance by John doing amazing things with his fingers on the guitar... "Something's Got To Give" is great as always. "Betterman" is a great long rock song, with highs and lows and energy and solos from each member. "Pickapart" is amazing and has some great parts, and works amazingly as a set closer. A solid show and it sounds like it would have been a magical night to be there in Somerville.
Reviewer: han_shan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2006
Subject: beautiful
OCEAN was amazing, very tight, very loose, oh and tristen prettyman??? no woman no cry??? very very impressive voice.

All around great show, i could imagine it was very intimate, and emotional. i wish i could have been there!
Reviewer: facio tu ipse - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2005
Subject: stunning
john never disapoints, only makes you realize how good he really is with every show. nice job on this recording. damn good show.
Reviewer: jsj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2005
Subject: Great Show/Recording
JBT was good at Copley... even better in Somerville. I'm listening to a 16+ min version of Pickapart that just cooks. If you're looking for a JBT show for your collection, look no farther. Very high quality - thanks for taping/uploading!
Reviewer: jammanbrian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2005
Subject: jbt
one of the best live shows at this time..i too was at the philly show and the man is extremely talented
Reviewer: college655321 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2005
Subject: great show
i just dl this show. it is amazing, as all of these shows are. i was at the philadelphia show the night before this one. the energy was unbelievable. does anyone have a recording of that show? if so, share the wealth!!!
Reviewer: aquanee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2005
Subject: Great Show!!!
Simply a Great show, can't sum it up much more than that!!
Reviewer: SCB - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: Awesome
I didn't know this band before one of ,my friend bring me there.... I was stuned by the performance, very good band.
Very good audio in a nice small theatre.
Rock on.
Reviewer: jrm231982 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: WOW!!!
amazing show... ocean was unbelievable!!!
Sound quality is great nice recording...
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